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Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
obtained the government investigation video and showed it to hull for the first time. >> i'm just amazed that i'm even here. i remembering hearing a loud noise. >> smith: a huge piece of steel broke lose. >> my head was jammed into the piece of steel and knocked me out. >> smith: hull fell 240 feet, but his life was spared after his safety harness broke the fall. >> the operator pulled the wrong lever. frankie was with me on the trip from nebraska to texas and back. >> neither one of us was rested. and we have the end result that we do today. >> smith: hull suffered severe internal injuries and is now permanently disabled. >> it was a bad day. or a good day, whichever way you want to look at it. i walked away from it. >> smith: so a lot of time pressure. you saw that often in your work? >> all the time. >> smith: all the time? >> we saw it all the time. >> smith: veteran climbers like wally reardon say that time pressure often leads to something called free climbing. >> free climbing's any time when a person's climbing on a tower where you're not connected to a fall arrest system. >> smi
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